Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Pilger: THE BIG LIE: "Exactly one year ago, Tony Blair told Parliament: 'Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programme is active, detailed and growing. 'The policy of containment is not working. The weapons of mass destruction programme is not shut down. It is up and running now.'

"Not only was every word of this false, it was part of a big lie invented in Washington within hours of the attacks of September 11 2001 and used to hoodwink the American public and distract the media from the real reason for attacking Iraq. 'It was 95 per cent charade,' a former senior CIA analyst told me. An investigation of files and archive film for my TV documentary Breaking The Silence, together with interviews with former intelligence officers and senior Bush officials have revealed that Bush and Blair knew all along that Saddam Hussein was effectively disarmed."

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